K-Drama Reviews: Oh My Ghostess & Bring it on, Ghost || The Ghostly Edition!

Show Name: Oh My Ghostess
Episodes: 16
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Comedy, [Adult]
Director: Yoo Je-Won
Cast: Park Bo-Young, Cho Jung-Seok, Lim Ju-Hwan, Kim Seul-Gi, Kang Ki-Young etc.
My Rating:

Blurb:

Bong-sun, a timid young woman, is possessed by the ghost of a lustful virgin. She has zero self-confidence, and because of her extreme shyness, she doesn’t have any close friends. At the restaurant where she works as an assistant, she’s not particularly good at anything, and mostly just gets yelled at a lot. Her grandmother was a shaman so from a young age she’s been able to occasionally see ghosts, though it’snot until she meets the lascivious ghost that she gets possessed totally. Sun-woo is a conceited star chef who’s overflowing with confidence in his food and his skills. Bong-sun harbours a secret crush on him, though he doesn’t take much notice of her for two reasons: because he’s always surrounded by women and because he’s hung up on an old flame. But then one day, Bong-sun starts acting differently, shedding her mousy personality, and ends up constantly in Sun-woo’s mind.

Okay, this show was absolutely hilarious! Park Bo-Young is such an adorably versatile actress. Her role in this drama was the complete opposite of what she played in Strong Woman Do-Bong Soon but she executed both the roles so perfectly. I am still in awe.

Bong-Sun (Park Bo-Young) is an aspirant cook and a socially awkward woman who possesses the ability to see ghosts. She works under Sun-Woo (Cho Jung-Seok), her favourite chef ever who she harbours a secret crush on. Due to her special ability, she is tormented day and night until she meets Shin Soon-Ae (Kim Seul-Gi) a lustful virgin ghost who believes she can finally cross the veil and go the afterworld if she does the deed. Reluctant at first but she soon agrees when she understands she wouldn’t stand a chance against the other women is she had to win Sun-Woo’s heart.

The plot was a mixture of comedy and suspense which I utterly enjoyed. Bong-Sun is very awkward and clumsy in the kitchen and has a constant habit to say sorry even if it isn’t her fault. I felt so damn bad for her, on top of that the ghosts also tormented her. But after she meets Soon-Ae and agrees to let her possess her, the whole game changes. Although it was completely wrong on her part to win a man’s heart this way but it was still hilarious.

Her personality changed completely, it became like the opposite sides of the pole. She became confident and didn’t take any more shit from the other chefs who used to bully her but they all came under her thumb when she was in the possessed state, it was damn funny! It’s then that Sun-Woo actually notices her. The thing was when Soon-Ae possessed Bong-Sun, Bong-Sun couldn’t remember anything that happened when she was possessed which led to a lot of funny and awkward situations. Also, Soon-Ae’s was over the top enthusiast to get laid which was pretty hilarious as well.

But Soon-Ae’s love for his father was one of the reasons which made me so emotional. Although she doesn’t how she died, it hurt her so bad to see her father blaming himself for her death. But being possessed she completed all the duties a daughter should with love and care and it brought tears to eyes. 😦 Especially that ending part.

But it was pretty clear, at least for me that Soon-Ae would develop feelings for Sun-Woo because he really treated her with so much respect and love as he got to know her. But the romance was sooo damn sweeeeeet!! This drama was not devoid of heartbreaking moments either because I teared up a few times. But the actual twist comes into the view when we are introduced to the villain who was really scary and he was constantly in the midst of everybody yet no one understood. Which also revealed Soon-Ae’s fate and I can only say that what happened made me cry soooo bad. But this is one of the facts that I loooove about K-Dramas is that how they connect all the dots and round everything up it the end that finally makes a complete sense.

When the truth gets revealed at the end regarding the big bad wolf, it’s actually heartbreaking (it made me crrrrry!) but thankfully, the writers did not totally blast off my heart. Although the ending was bittersweet, it left me happy and full of hope. Overall, Oh My Ghostess is a fantastic watch with a great cast and dialogues layered with humour. I loved the character development of Bong-Sun who finally learns to stand on her own feet with confidence and the plot was executed smoothly.

Recommend it?

Yes!!


Show Name: Bring it on, Ghost
Episodes: 16
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, [Young-Adult]
Director: Park Joon-Hwa
Cast: Taec Yeon, Kim So-Hyun, Kwon Yool, Kim Sang-Ho etc.
My Rating:

Blurb:

A cohabitation comedy about a ghost of a high school girl who has been dead for 5 years and an exorcist college boy with the ability to see and hear ghosts. What he’s discovered over the years is that he can touch them and fight them off, so when he’s in need of a part-time job and can’t find one that pays well enough, he starts putting ads online as an exorcist for hire. His ad: “Will face off with your ghosts. Chances of winning: virgin ghosts 80%, bachelor ghosts 40%, child ghosts 97%, the rest 50%.” One night he goes out on the job and faces off with a schoolgirl ghost, and during the fight, they accidentally kiss and sparks fly.

Yeah dude, that much spark did not so fly at that moment. It fleeeeeew after…

Soooo anyway, I didn’t have much expectation before I started this drama but I ended up loving it. It was pretty fun and adorable at times.

Park Bong-Pal (Taec Yeon) possess the ability to see and touch ghosts and he works as a part-time exorcist to earn money. On a particular case, he comes across a ghost of a school girl, Kim Hyun-Ji (Kim So-Hyun) who fights him back. Due to certain circumstances, they decide to work together, mostly Hyun-Ji who doesn’t remember anything about how she died or any other memory and her only hope is Bong-Pal. But both of them are unaware of the evil spirit that haunts them which might lead to their ultimate doom.

The plot of this drama was pretty engaging. When Hyun-Ji (Isn’t she sooo freaking cute!!!) discovers about Bong-Pal she finally gets the hope of crossing the veil. Bong-Pal who is at first reluctant finds that as a team they can work much better fighting evil spirits. Their relationship started off, well obviously in a fight but slowly and steadily it became something more but it was inevitable that such a relationship can’t forever exist and I was scared to death about that. But the two of them together brought a lot of hilarious moments and I can’t deny the chemistry between them either. I soooo shipped them!!

Anyway, every episode had a sub-plot which kept everything interesting while the main plot maintained its steady pace. Also, Choi Chun-Sang (Kang Ki-Young) and Kim In-Rang (David Lee) were one of the best parts of this drama because they didn’t let a single moment be dull and hilarious enough to make my stomach ache!!! The villain of this drama was hella creepy. He gave chills!! Like seriously, his one look was enough menacing to make someone run the other way but he disguised his true self in such a way that it was impossible to find out. (I mean it’s pretty easy to find out but that would just make it a smol drama).

As Hyun-Ji gets flashes of her memory, the villain gets more agitated to take action against her. And ironically when he tries to kill Hyun-Ji, the total opposite happens to make things more complicated in the process. I was a bit scared how everything would go on after that but I was quite surprised to see the flow maintained. And the final face-off was kinda scary, I think I was shouting… (Like they are actually gonna listen. Ha!) and I thought the last episode was going to keep me hanging but it was shoooo damn adorable, I died!!

Overall, Bring it on, Ghost was a fun watch and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Although the plot was sometimes dark, the drama was mostly light-hearted. The plot and the characters were engaging enough and the actors executed their roles perfectly. I sooo want to see more dramas like this!

Recommend it?

Yes!


Soo guys have you watched these two dramas yet?? Is it on your to-watch list? Do you have any more recommendations like these?

15 thoughts on “K-Drama Reviews: Oh My Ghostess & Bring it on, Ghost || The Ghostly Edition!

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  2. I hadn’t heard of Bring it on Ghost before now, it looks interesting! And yayyy you watched Oh My Ghostess!!! Even though the relationship between them was kinda weird considering he fell for her when she was possessed…

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  3. Love these two dramas! I should review them too! I though Oh My Ghostess was a little absurd … he was in love with the ghost and not the girl… then the girl became the ghost… I LOVED the show but it’s a little freaky… Bring it on Ghost was soooo good, I totally 3njoyed that and agree the villain was freaky! ♥️ Great reviews!

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    • That, I agree but it was hilarious at times!! That kept me going and Park Bo-Young is a bubble of adorableness,

      I felt that, he fell in love with both the aspects of the ghost and Bong-Sun, it was kind of a mixture but he many of the important moments he actually spend was with the real person and ah well, it’s kind of complicated but I got that aspect. 😀

      Aaaah, yeah, he was creepy as hell!! I’m glad you enjoyed both!!
      Thanks Dani! ❤

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